The EB-5 Regional Center (RC) is an organization for investors and companies looking to complete a project under the EB-5 Program. A regional center can be any private or public economic entity that is involved with the promotion of increased domestic capital, job creation, improved regional productivity, and increased economic growth. Regional centers are best for EB-5 applicants who are more concerned with obtaining residency status rather than directly managing an investment on their own.
An RC represents one of two ways for EB-5 investors to obtain conditional permanent residence; the other being direct investment into a new commercial enterprise. Instead of investing directly into the project, the RC sets up an investment fund for the benefit of the EB-5 investors. Investors purchase equity stakes in the investment fund. Then, the fund either purchases equity in the job creating entity (the equity model) or loans the job creating entity money (the loan model). The job creating entity then uses the investment from the fund in the project to create jobs indirectly.
Regional centers help EB-5 investors and project developers because they lessen the difficulty of meeting qualifying job creation requirements under the EB-5 program rules.
EB-5 Visa Program Advantages
By working through approved regional centers such as ours, a majority of immigrant investors experience their path to permanent residency to be simpler, less expensive and expeditious.
Fastest way of obtaining a permanent residency in the U.S. and U.S. Citizenship.
Does not require the applicant to maintain an existing home country business.
Investors and their families can live, work, study and retire anywhere in the U.S.
Education benefits such as admission to public universities at the same costs as those of in-state residents.
Travel outside of the United States and return without a visa.
Obtain a green card by investing a minimum of US$800,000 in targeted high unemployment areas (TEA’s).